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Robbie Ray | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 12 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Robbie Ray pitched inconsistently in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering four runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Ray struck out eight and walked just two. The big blow against him came early, as Russell Martin clocked a three-run homer in the first inning. Edwin Encarnacion would add a solo shot in the sixth before Ray was relieved of duty. For the season, the 24-year-old southpaw holds an uninspiring 4.59 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. A home start against the Phillies shows next on his schedule. Jun 22 - 7:21 PM

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Robbie Ray allowed two runs over six innings in a win over the Phillies on Friday.

Ray surrounded a two-run triple to Cameron Rupp in the first inning, but he held the Phillies off the board the rest of the way. The southpaw struck out seven and walked just one batter in the victory. Ray has won back-to-back starts to bring his ERA down to 4.44 for the year, but he faces a tough assignment against the Blue Jays next week on the road. Fantasy owners should sit that one out.
Jun 17 - 11:34 PM

Robbie Ray fired 7 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 6-0 defeat of the Marlins.

Ray cruised right through the Miami batting order, yielding just three hits -- all singles -- and issuing only one walk. He struck out six. It was by far the best performance of the year for Ray, who now stands 3-5 with a 4.57 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. He does have 78 strikeouts in 69 innings, but the 24-year-old lefty remains nothing more than a matchup-to-matchup fantasy streaming option. Ray will get the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park next time out.
Jun 12 - 6:59 PM

Robbie Ray surrendered five runs in 4 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Rays.

Ray went 2-for-2 and hit his first career homer at the plate, but it wasn't enough to make up for his lousy night on the mound. He gave up eight hits and walked three, so the damage could have been even worse. Ray is 2-5 with a 5.14 ERA. The Diamondbacks were expecting more and could look to replace him in the rotation once Shelby Miller returns.
Jun 7 - 2:13 AM

Robbie Ray gave up three runs in just five innings of work in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Astros.

Ray missed bats, striking out a half dozen batters, but was once again too hittable. He allowed six hits and his 9th homer of the year, which all contributed to his lackluster performance. The lefty has struck out an impressive 66 batters in just 57 innings; that's just less awe-inspiring when it's paired with a 1.42 HR/9 and a 4.74 ERA. His .360 BABIP suggests that better times could be around the corner, but sometimes high BABIPs are deserved when they're the result of getting torched game-in and game-out. He'll try to turn it around against the Rays in his next start.
Jun 2 - 12:15 AM

Robbie Ray allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Padres.

The Diamondbacks need Ray to step it up with Shelby Miller and Rubby De La Rosa absent, but here he is 2-4 with a 4.67 ERA. Quite a bit more was expected from him going into the season. He's still fine to own in NL-only leagues, but he's not really even a streaming option in mixed leagues right now.
May 28 - 1:28 AM

Robbie Ray allowed two runs -- one earned -- over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

His final line doesn't look that bad -- Ray gave up just three hits but walked four while striking out five -- but he was terribly inefficient, needing 102 pitches to get through five innings. It was still, by most accounts, a step in the right direction, leaving him with a 4.18 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 52/24 K/BB ratio through 47 1/3 innings this year. Ray will look to get back in the win column, and to pitch deeper into the game, Friday against the Padres.
May 21 - 7:03 PM

Robbie Ray held the Yankees to two runs in seven innings to cruise to a win Monday.

The Diamondbacks supported him with nine runs while he was in the game and scored 12 times overall, so Ray had it easy tonight. It was just his second win in eight starts this season, and it's the first time he's completed seven innings. He'll keep getting better, but he's not very interesting in mixed leagues right now.
May 17 - 2:41 AM

Robbie Ray surrendered five runs -- three earned -- over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Rockies.

Ray escaped with a no-decision because the Diamondbacks mounted a big comeback (and then lost on a go-ahead homer by Nolan Arenado in the bottom of the eighth). Ray struck out nine, but he walked three and surrendered nine hits. He'll carry a 4.84 ERA and 1.75 WHIP into his next start at home against the Yankees.
May 11 - 6:32 PM

Robbie Ray allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.

Ray gave up six hits and a walk, striking out five in the loss. He's had some clunkers, but the poor guy can't catch a break, either -- Thursday was the third consecutive game his team was shut out in one of his starts. Through six starts, the southpaw has a 4.70 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 32/16 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings. It doesn't get much easier Tuesday when Ray takes on the Rockies in Colorado.
May 5 - 11:00 PM

Robbie Ray was tagged for five runs and four homers in four-plus innings by the Rockies on Friday.

It could have been worse, considering that Ray gave up two walks and three more hits in addition to the four homers. Ray hadn't allowed a single homer through four starts this year and he gave up just nine in 127 2/3 innings last season, so tonight was certainly something of a fluke. Still, he's more of a streamer/spot-starter in mixed leagues than an every-week option.
Apr 30 - 1:20 AM

Robbie Ray was hit hard in a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on eight hits over three-plus innings.

On the plus side, Ray did manage to rack up five strikeouts while walking just two on the afternoon. He cruised through the first two innings unscathed before allowing three runs in the third and another pair before he was chased in the fourth. Ray will carry a 3.38 ERA and troublesome 1.59 WHIP into Friday's start against the Rockies.
Apr 24 - 9:41 PM

Robbie Ray was fantastic in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Giants, firing six innings of scoreless ball while striking out eight.

Ray scattered five hits over his six innings of work, with two walks on the side. We have seen flashes from the southpaw at times earlier this season -- in his last start, he tossed six shutout innings against the Dodgers before faltering slightly in the seventh -- but this was his best overall outing through three starts. He has yet to surrender more than two runs in an outing. If the 24-year-old can keep the walks down on a consistent basis, he could be primed for a breakout campaign. Ray will play host to the Pirates next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 20 - 1:27 AM

Robbie Ray pitched with controlled chaos in earning a no-decision against the Dodgers on Thursday, walking five over 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball.

Ray scattered just four hits while striking out six. He had blanked the Dodgers through six innings, but the seventh would not be so kind. The 24-year-old southpaw opened the frame allowing a single to Trayce Thompson. After an A.J. Ellis flyout, Ray then walked Austin Barnes. He would cede way to reliever Randall Delgado after the free pass. Delgado would then allow a pair of RBI hits to close out the scoring on Ray's line. While we like him as an under-the-radar rotation option with upside in deeper mixed leagues, the walks issued on Thursday were not anomalous. He has walked nine through 12 1/3 innings in his first two starts and has a career BB/9 of 3.5 in 162 2/3 innings. He will try to rage against the walk when he toes the road rubber against the Giants in his next scheduled start.
Apr 15 - 12:52 AM

Robbie Ray yielded two runs and four hits in six innings Friday against the Cubs.

Ray walked four and hit a batter, but the Cubs struggled to make him pay. Their only runs came in the third on a bases-loaded walk to Jason Heyward and an RBI groundout from Ben Zobrist. Ray is a fringy mixed-league option right now, but he has some upside. He does need to cut down on the walks.
Apr 9 - 1:05 AM

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S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
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